Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation Across Cultures

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Education - 363 pages
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The effects of globalization have long been dealt with in terms of economic and technological consequences, but what about the influence on education? Though still not a precise concept, what we understand as globalization is bringing forth numerous and profound changes in the economic, cultural, and political life of nations. With increased opportunities for interaction and learning, education around the world is rapidly becoming transformed. The essays contained in this comprehensive yet readable book, strive to provide a thorough examination of the impact these changes are having on how education is defined, whom it serves, and how it is assessed around the world. Globalization and Education is organized into three sections. The first addresses conceptual and theoretical issues underlying such notions as globalization, internationalization, and multilateralism. The second presents empirical data from various contries and provides examples of shifts and transformations within a specific level or modality of the educational system. The third looks at the totality of educational changes taking the nation as the unit of analysis."
 

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Contents

Defining Globalization and Assessing Its Implications on Knowledge and Education
3
Globalization and Internationalism Democratic Prospects for World Education
27
Globalization and Educational Reform
43
Educational Reform Who Are the Radicals?
63
Globalization and Curriculum Inquiry Locating Representing and Performing a Transnational Imaginary
77
Globalization and the Social Construction of Reality Affirming or Unmasking the Inevitable?
99
Alternative Responses to Globalization from European and South African Universities
123
Globalization of the Community College Model Paradox of the Local and the Global
149
Globalization and Universities in the Commonwealth Caribbean
219
Internationalization in Japanese Education Current Issues and Future Prospects
237
Globalization and Decentralization in SubSaharan Africa Focus Lesotho
255
Globalization and Educational Policies in Mexico 19881994 A Meeting of the Universal and the Particular
275
South African Higher Education in Transition Global Discourses and National Priorities
299
The Impacts of Globalization on Education in Malaysia
315
Hanging onto the Edge An Australian Case Study of Women Universities and Globalization
333
Index
353

LocalGlobal Labor Markets and the Restructuring of Gender Schooling and Work
173
Globalization Adult Education and Development
197
About the Editors and Contributors
359
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Nelly P. Stromquist is professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Karen Monkman is assistant professor in the International and Intercultural Development Education Program at Florida State University.

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